Mira Kalaba 2015-16 Ambassador

Name: Mira Kalaba

Hometown: Fredericton, NB

What inspires you to ACT for Global Change in your community?

While I was growing up, I’ve always seen global citizens. They are the ones that inspire me to be there for my community in return. Acting for global change comes in all shapes and sizes, but for me it all starts locally. It could be volunteering for something I’m passionate about, or talking about things that happen around the world with my friends. All in all, I’m inspired by the people I see everyday, and their influences on my community.

What’s the best part of being a youth ambassador for ACT 4 Global Change?

The best part about being a youth ambassador, is showing people what I’m passionate about. I love telling everyone about my experiences, my accomplishments, the things I’ve learned, and the things I want to discover. By being an ACT 4 Global Change Youth Ambassador, I can take it a step further and put all my passions in a workshop and share it with everyone in my community. In addition, I also get more opportunities to learn, which I couldn’t be more excited about!

What is your favorite quote and why?

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away”-Sarah Kay.

Sarah Kay, is a young poet and I love this quote of hers. I love the truth and simplicity behind it. You can also relate it to so much, I relate it to opportunities and the things I love.

If you had a free day to spend any way you wanted to, what would you do?

If I had a free day, I would spend it on a sunny beach with my family and friends. It is such a calm place with so many happy memories. It would be the perfect way to start and end everyday. The beach is also the perfect location for anything, anything can happen on the beach. A great day is full of possibilities.

What Sustainable Development Goal are you the most passionate about and why?

Goal #4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities” 

To me there is nothing more important than equitable education. Knowledge is power and I’m so lucky to have an opportunity to receive a great education. Knowledge is also the answer to all of our questions and if people are well informed they have a bigger chance to make a big difference.